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Uvula function: The uvula is part of the soft palate and helps to seal the maxillary sinus during swallowing. If you traumatized it it can be painful and give the feeling of a sore throat. Be sure to baby the area, by eating softer foods and chewing your food well before swallowing. Stay away from hard or scratchy foods for a while. Without re-injury it should in several days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male, 31 yr old. Had an enlarged uvula (3 times long than normal) for 2 years. Its not threatening but wonder is there a way to make it back to normal?
Surgery: If it in such length for 2 years now, highly unlikely it will go back to normal. I don't know of any medication available for shortening your uvula. Since it is not medically bothering, i would leave it alone, but seems to cause you some cosmetic concerns. Consult with and ENT doc for help...I don't think snipping/shortening the uvula is a major surgery. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ThLongAnTheShortOfIt: It means your uvula is elongated. The uvula is an elongated structure. But if you mean TOO long, then it might irritate your throat or cause you to gag or swallow a lot or feel like there's a goldfish in there. Sometimes it will swell from an allergy, sensitivity or irritation, but with time it will shrink back down; sometimes medication is needed; rarely, surgery. Try ice chips, then your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Hello sir i have enlarged uvula for around 2 weeks , it is irritating me now. it doesnt pain me nw. so pls advice me for the problem.
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Uvula is fine but feel like something stuck to the r/of it but can't see anything. feel fine except I feel like there's something stuck next to it.
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